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COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), Report 2020   The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released...

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Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard. Gathered virtually at the UN Food...

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WFP and Uttar Pradesh work together to address malnutrition in children

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) of Uttar Pradesh are setting up over 200 supplementary nutrition production units to support distribution under the government’s Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme that, among other services, provides nutrition services...

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Somalia launches national survey on the nutrition status of women and children

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Micronutrient Survey launched by Federal Ministry of Health and UNICEF shines a spotlight on the nutrition status of women and children in Somalia. According to the survey, the nutrition status of women and children has improved during the past decade. Nine in ten infants are...

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EU and UNICEF partner to prevent malnutrition in children during COVID-19 crisis in Nepal

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The European Union and UNICEF have expanded their partnership on nutrition to prevent malnutrition in children due to the socio-economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has led to many vulnerable families across Nepal, being pushed into deeper poverty...

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PARLATINO and FAO step up their fight against hunger and the effects of climate change in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO), presented a joint statement to promote increased responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. “I would like to highlight that this...

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Urgent action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, say the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), citing alarming new data. Some 3.3 million people are estimated...

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Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warns the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United...

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New IFAD’s project in Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity. In Niger, most people live in rural areas and depend...

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